The telecom department has issued a change in the existing subscriber document verification process at the time of buying a new mobile connection. This decision is made by Access Service Cell of Telecom department and has mandated all the telecom operators to follow the new procedure instead of the old method.
This new alternative process includes digitalization and the entry of data into the consumer application form (CAF) electronically.
There is also no need to stick consumer photograph into the form as it would now be taken at the point of sale (POS) itself. The consumer would also need to submit Proof of Identity (PoI) and Proof of Address (PoA) documents submitted by the customers.
The telecom department has mentioned about this new procedure in its letter titled “Customer application form embedded with photograph and scanned images of Proof of Identity (PoI) and Proof of Address (PoA)”. It was also mentioned in the letter the consumer is also supposed to submit the copies of PoA and PoI documents along with the CAF.
The letter also stated that the scanned copies of PoA and PoI shouldn’t be stored at the PoS terminal for avoiding any misuse of the documents.
DoT Issues New MSC Codes For Haryana, MP, UP (East), and Maharashtra Circles
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has issues new MSC codes to various telcos at different circles across the country.
It has issued new codes to Videocon Telecommunications in the circle of Haryana, Tata Teleservices for the circle of MP, Bharti Airtel for UP (East), and Idea Cellular for the circle of Maharashtra.
It is worth noting that these MSC codes were earlier allotted to other telecom operators but were then withdrawn with immediate effect as per the order given by the Supreme Court in 2012.
A lot has been changing in the Indian telecom industry ranging from hikes in data tariff plans to allotting new MSC codes to telcos.
Now all that we are waiting for is the launch of Reliance 4G in the country.